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"American Dream" is a song by Jakatta. The track samples two Thomas Newman pieces from the soundtrack for the film American Beauty: "Any Other Name" and "Dead Already".[1] A spoken-word sample from "Two of Hearts" by Stacey Q is sampled on the track.[2] The single peaked at No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart and also reached the top 40 in Belgium, Ireland, and Spain. A remix of the song was released in summer 2001 and peaked at No. 63 in the UK. Unusually for a dance track, the majority of the track is in 6
4
time instead of the much more common 4
4
.[3]

"American Dream"
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Single by Jakatta
from the album Visions
Released1 February 2001
FormatCD single
Recorded2000
GenreProgressive house
Length3:22 (radio edit)
LabelRulin Records
Songwriter(s)Dave Lee
Producer(s)Dave Lee
Jakatta singles chronology
"American Dream"
(2001)
"So Lonely"
(2001)

Contents

Official versionsEdit

  • "American Dream" (Radio Edit) – 3:22
  • "American Dream" (Afterlife Remix) – 4:29
  • "American Dream" (Commie Remix) – 9:02
  • "American Dream" (Different Gear Remix) – 8:10
  • "American Dream" (Joey Negro Club Mix) – 7:08
  • "American Dream" (Joey Negro Vocal Mix) – 7:08
  • "American Dream" (Lucid Remix) – 7:17
  • "American Dream" (Mr. Oxx & Pagany T. Mix)

Charts and certificationsEdit

In popular cultureEdit

It is used in a segment of the BBC documentary Inventions That Changed the World, as well as the Channel 4 documentary series The Secret Millionaire, and has featured on various television adverts.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Any Other Name – Thomas Newman
  2. ^ Negro, Joey (13 January 2015). "Dave's Disco Connections: Joey Negro Goes Dot to Dot with His Favourite Samples". Thump. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/10-dance-music-classics-that-arent-in-4-4-time-630992
  4. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Jakatta – American Dream" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Jakatta – American Dream" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Jakatta – American Dream" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  8. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – American Dream". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Jakatta – American Dream" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Jakatta – American Dream" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  17. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2001" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  18. ^ "British single certifications – Jakatta – American Dream". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 22 May 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type American Dream in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.